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FROM THE TELEGRAPH
Calcutta, June 27: Tea output in April dipped 16.51 per cent to 60.98 million kg from 73.04 million kg a year ago — an outcome of erratic weather that took its toll on both the North Indian and South Indian varieties.
Production in Bengal fell to 10.88 million kg from 11.95 million kg last year, a drop of around 9 per cent. Of this, Darjeeling contributed 1.13 million kg (1.14 million kg last year), the Dooars 5.86 million kg (6.48 million kg) and Terai 3.87 million kg (4.32 million kg).
Output in Assam dipped 18.04 per cent to 30.34 million kg from 37.02 million kg a year ago with Assam Valley contributing 26.72 million kg, 7.21 million kg less over the year-ago period, and Cachar producing 3.6 million kg (3.08 million kg).
Production in north India fell 15.83 per cent to 41.62 million kg from 49.45 million kg. South India contributed 19.36 million kg compared with 23.59 million kg a year ago, a decline of around 18 per cent.
For January-April, 2012, all-India production fell 24.15 million kg to 143.28 million kg over the same period last year. Output in Bengal was down 1.74 million kg at 28.41 million kg, a decline of 5.8 per cent.
In March, too, production in the country had declined around 16 per cent to 47.60 million kg owing to bad weather.
The Tea Board has taken a decision to implement a new scheme with a proposed outlay of Rs 300 crore to address the development needs of small growers, who account for 26 per cent of the all-India production.